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Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks Odds
The Hawks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Knicks in New York at Madison Square Garden on Sunday in NBA action.
Supporters of the Hawks have seen them go 25-18 and 18-23-2 ATS so far this season, while the Knicks are at 26-15 and 22-19 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Knicks are 20-19-2, while the Hawks are 21-21-1.
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Hawks listed as 6-point underdogs earlier at SBG Global. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 194 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Knicks, currently No. 15 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Hawks, who rate No. 17 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 101-98 victory for the Knicks.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 100.3 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 6 at 95.8 PPG. The Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 44% so far, less than the Hawks shooters have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hawks own the league's No. 3-rated mark, allowing 94.2 points per game when playing on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring on their home court.
Atlanta was a 123-111 winner in its last match at home against the Celtics. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 234 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kyle Korver scored 27 points for Atlanta on Friday, leading the Hawks to a 123-111 victory over Boston at Philips Arena.
The Knicks were a 97-80 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (177) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Knicks wasted a 25-point performance from Carmelo Anthony as Philadelphia ran past them 97-80 on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
A few Hawks at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 5 games
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
New York is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Atlanta home to Toronto, Wednesday, January 30
New York home to Orlando, Wednesday, January 30